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Samuel de Sorbiere

Samuel Sorbière was a French physician and man of letters, a philosopher and translator, who is best known for his promotion of the works of Thomas Hobbes and Pierre Gassendi, in whose view of physics he placed his support, though unable to refute René Descartes, but who developed a reputation in his own day for a truculent and disputatious nature. Sorbière is regarded often by his position on ethics and disclosure about medical mistakes. In 1672 Sorbière... Read More

Born17 September 1615
Saint-Ambroix, Languedoc, France
Died9 April 1670
Paris, France
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